January 17, 2012
Interesting Look at Shellshock
My neighbor (who on the exterior was a pretty normal guy except that he beat his wife every now and then - which in the day wasn't all that unusual) revealed to me in his 80's that he was shell shocked in WW II (we never knew), and proceded to tell me about the flash backs that he occasionally experienced for decades after. This film gave me some perspective on that.
This film gives in vivid detail the manifestations of shell shock. A very good film with really no "Hollywood" overtones.
I recognize the VA hospital and its interior rooms and the metal clad medical chart.
June 3, 2005
alternate title" "How can you tell if you're shell-shocked?"
This is almost an accompanying film to the film Management of Mass Casualties, Part X: Management of Psychological Casualties, (I get around), this is geared towards psychiatrists in trying to figure out the shell-shocked soldiers in combat. We follow 3 cases and their suggested treatment as per the psychiatrist on duty. While it's interesting to see this subject being covered, the soldiers here are obviously actors (nevertheless good ones) and that sort of takes away from the documentary side of it. But still, this is an interesting subject, and maybe worth a peek.